Yasuda Kinen

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Yasuda Kinen Stakes Race Facts

  • Location: Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchu, Tokyo
  • Inaugural Race: 1951
  • Distance: 1 mile (8 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2021 Purse: $2,610,000
  • 2021 Race Date: Sunday, June 6th

2021 Yasuda Kinen Race Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEY / TRAINERWIN / PLACE
11Danon Kingly (JPN)Yuga Kawada / Kiyoshi Hagiwara¥ 4,760 / ¥ 710
5Gran Alegria (JPN)Christophe Lemaire / Kazuo Fujisawa¥ 110
13Schnell Meister (GER)Takeshi Yokoyama / Takahisa Tezuka¥ 240
8Indy Champ (JPN)Yuichi Fukunaga / Hidetaka Otonashi
9Taurus Gemini (JPN)Keita Tosaki / Satoru Kobiyama
10Cadenas (JPN)Yutaka Take / Kazuya Nakatake
6Danon Premium (JPN)Kenichi Ikezoe / Mitsumasa Nakauchida
1Salios (JPN)Kohei Matsuyama / Noriyuki Hori
2Gibeon (JPN)Atsuya Nishimura / Hideaki Fujiwara
12Cadence Call (JPN)Yasunari Iwata / Takayuki Yasuda
3Daiwa Cagney (JPN)Shu Ishibashi / Takanori Kikuzawa
14Catedral (JPN)Hironobu Tanabe / Manabu Ikezoe
4Karate (JPN)Akira Sugawara / Yoshiyasu Takahashi
7Lauda Sion (JPN)Mirco Demuro / Takashi Saito

Exotic Payoffs:

  • ¥100 Exacta (11-5) Paid: ¥ 12,090
  • ¥100 Trifecta (11-5-13) Paid: ¥ 110,420
  • ¥100 Trio (5-11-13) Paid: ¥ 8,860

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Yasuda Kinen Race History

The Yasuda Kinen is an International Grade I Thoroughbred horse race run each year at the Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, Tokyo. Named in honor of Izaemon Yasuda, founder of the Japan Racing Association, the race not only awards the winning horse a $1 million prize, but sets that horse up to potentially earn an additional $1 million bonus should they go on to win one of the other 3 legs of the Asian Mile Challenge. Previous winners of the Yasuda Kinen include  Oguri Cap and Taiki Shuttle, both honored as Japan’s Horse of the Year in 1990 and 1998 respectively.

As part of the Breeder’s Cup Challenge Series, winner’s gain an automatic berth into the Breeder’s Cup Mile.

Yasuda Kinen Past Winners

YearWinnerJockey / TrainerDistance / Time
2021Danon KinglyYuga Kawada / Kiyoshi Hagiwara1 M / 1:31.7
2020Gran AlegriaKenichi Ikezoe / Kazuo Fujisawa1 M / 1:31.6
2019Indy ChampYuichi Fukunaga / Hidetaka Otonashi1 M / 1:30.9
2018Mozu AscotChristophe Lemaire / Yoshito Yahagi1 M / 1:31.3
2017Satono AladdinYuga Kawada / Yasutoshi Ikee1 M / 1:31.5
2016LogotypeHironobu Tanabe / Tsuyoshi Tanaka1 M / 1:33.0
2015MauriceYuga Kawada / Noriyuki Hori1 M / 1:32.0
2014Just A WayYoshitomi Shibata / Naosuke Sugai1 M / 1:36.8
2013Lord KanaloaYasunari Iwata / Takayuki Yasuda1 M / 1:31.5
2012Strong ReturnYuichi Fukunaga / Noriyuki Hori1 M / 1:31.3
2011Real ImpactKeita Tosaki / Noriyuki Hori1 M / 1:32.0
2010Showa ModernHiroki Goto / Hiroaki Sugiura1 M / 1:31.7
2009VodkaYutaka Take / Katsuhiko Sumii1 M / 1:33.5
2008VodkaYasunari Iwata / Katsuhiko Sumii1 M / 1:32.7
2007Daiwa MajorKatsumi Ando / Hiroyuki Uehara1 M / 1:32.3
2006Bullish LuckBrett Prebble / Tony Cruz1 M / 1:32.6
2005Asakusa Den'enShinji Fujita / Michifumi Kono1 M / 1:32.3
2004Tsurumaru BoyKatsumi Ando / Kojiro Hashiguchi1 M / 1:32.6
2003Agnes DigitalHirofumi Shii / Toshiaki Shirai1 M / 1:32.1
2002Admire CozzeneHiroki Goto / Mitsuru Hashida1 M / 1:33.3
2001Black HawkNorihiro Yokoyama / Sakae Kunieda1 M / 1:33.0
2000Fairy King PrawnRobbie Fradd / Ivan W. Allan1 M / 1:33.9
1999Air JihadMasayoshi Ebina / Masanori Ito1 M / 1:33.3
1998Taiki ShuttleYukio Okabe / Kazuo Fujisawa1 M / 1:37.5
1997Taiki BlizzardYukio Okabe / Kazuo Fujisawa1 M / 1:33.8
1996Trot ThunderNorihiro Yokoyama / Katsutoshi Aikawa1 M / 1:33.1
1995Heart LakeYutaka Take / Saeed bin Suroor1 M / 1:33.2
1994North FlightKoichi Tsunoda / Keiji Kato1 M / 1:33.2
1993Yamanin ZephyrYoshitomi Shibata / Hironori Kurita1 M / 1:33.5
1992Yamanin ZephyrKatsuharu Tanaka / Hironori Kurita1 M / 1:33.8
1991Daiichi RubyHiroshi Kawachi / Yuji Ito1 M / 1:33.8
1990Oguri CapYutaka Take / Tsutomo Setoguchi1 M / 1:32.4
1989Bamboo MemoryYukio Okabe / Kunihiko Take1 M / 1:34.3
1988Nippo TeioHiroyuki Gohara / Fusamatsu Okubo1 M / 1:34.2
1987Fresh VoiceMasato Shibata / Naoyuki Sakai1 M / 1:35.7
1986Gallop DynaIsamu Shibasaki / Susumu Yano1 M / 1:35.5
1985Nihon Pillow WinnerHiroshi Kawachi / Masatoshi Hattori1 M / 1:35.1
1984Happy ProgressSeiki Tabara / Shoji Yamamoto1 M / 1:37.8